August 4, 2020
When you’re looking for a quality product, you want something that can verify the authenticity of that quality. Whether it’s a guarantee or some sort of award, having the ability to showcase the high standards of your product goes a long way in the eyes of consumers (not to mention it holds you accountable).
So when it came to Nature’s Ultra CBD, I wanted a way to prove that our plants and final products go through all the testing we say they go through. That’s why quality assurance reports, or QA reports, of each batch are posted on the Nature’s Ultra website. A goal of mine when I got into the CBD business is to be transparent. The purpose of these reports is to do just that – to tell you, the consumer what’s in the product as well as what’s not in the product. Let me explain.
There are several things that should not show up on a QA report. Here are a few:
You may be wondering what the term “heavy metals,” means. Well it’s not a giant steel beam and it’s definitely not rock music. Heavy metals can include lead, mercury, and cadmium. If any of these shows up on the test, then you have a problem.
These synthetic bug killers can be harmful and can substantially reduce the quality of your product. If this shows up on a QA report or is omitted, I wouldn’t trust it.
You don’t want solvents (like ethanol) to remain in your CBD. Besides the impact it can have on the plant, it can be harmful to consumers as well.
One of the goals of Nature’s Ultra is to provide a quality CBD product without THC. We do this through our Smart Spectrum process, but if a CoA doesn’t disclose this, you may be in for a surprise.
One of the biggest things on a QA report is for CBD is the amount of CBD in the product. You want to know that you are getting the actual strength you ordered. This is important whether you’re testing CBD to see what strength works for you, or if you’re require a certain strength for its support. Either way, knowing the accurate amount of CBD is important for everyone.
I mentioned all the things that shouldn’t be on a QA report, but there should also be something on there that confirms that those things or indeed absent from the CBD. There should be something stating that these things are non-detectable or N/D. That way you can have the peace of mind that your CBD is pure.
Another thing that should be present is the name of the third party that did the testing. It’s important to have an unbiased, third party analyze the product and report on their findings.
QA reports shouldn’t be complex but should be present for consumers. If any company is unwilling to share there’s, I would think twice before using their product. Nature’s Ultra prides itself in its transparency and with its quality CBD.